Hour Eighteen

How to make chai (tea)?

 

Take a pot

fill it with water   half full

show your optimism

 

Put the pot on the stove

on the medium flame

of agony

 

Add tea leaves— all black

equal to the number of lovers

Charlie has had

 

Spice it up like your life

put a cardamom, a clove

a pinch of cinnamon

 

Add sugar

a teaspoon full

so  your day shall remain sweet

 

Pour milk

till the count of five—

the number of friends you’ve in your beehive

 

Bring it to boil

See the bubbles of your anger

do wonders

 

Turn off the stove

and your worries

Strain out the tea leaves

 

Your tea is ready!

 

Pour it in one of

your fancy cups

 

Drink it sip by sip

slurrrrp

while it’s still hot

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